When we hear the word gift or present, the first thing most of us think of is probably a nicely decorated package with some material contents inside. But, things are not the only gifts you can give someone. There are so many things you can give yourself that are more meaningful than any other material gifts you can think of. Read on to learn what are the best five, non-material gifts you can give to yourself.

The gift of health

At the risk of sounding cliché, the greatest wealth is health. Taking good care of your health is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. It really is – when you think about it, no amount of cash, cars, designer clothes and shoes can replace the feeling of wellness and overall well-being. Invest not in material things, but in yourself. Make sure to exercise regularly, even if that means working out at home. Change your diet and sleep more to get enough rest. Try meditation or yoga – you’ll feel much better when you know you’ve put some effort into your health.

The gift of feeling better about yourself

There’s no better way to make ourselves feel better than by sharing what we have. Donating money is a great way to make your life more meaningful – being generous with your hard-earned cash means you understand that there’s more to life than just chasing money. Wealth doesn’t really have any worth unless it’s put to good use. That is why being altruistic and donating to charities is important – it is a good way to spend your money on something that is useful and helpful. By opting to donate money to children’s charity in Australia, you’ll be doing a good deed and giving sick kids a gift of a happier life.

The gift of love

When was the last time you’ve told your family how much you’re glad to have them in your life? Giving the gift of love is one of the best presents you can surprise your family with. A weekend gathering with your parents and siblings, scheduling a brunch with your best friends, or going for a romantic date with your spouse – whatever it is, make sure to take some time in the day to show how much you love and appreciate people in your life. Don’t take them for granted – start rekindling your relationships and reconnecting with people who matter to you the most.

The gift of self-care

Another great gift you can give yourself this year is the gift of self-care. Working long hours and worrying about the problems we face daily at our workplaces will have a negative effect on our skin, body, and our overall sense of wellness. Therefore, no matter how much work you need to get done, taking proper care of yourself should be imperative in order to maintain balance in your life. Putting your physical and mental health high on your list of priorities is going to help you be a more productive, efficient, and well-organized individual.

The gift of mindfulness

Being present in the moment is one of the best presents you can give to yourself. Becoming aware of yourself  is a way to reach new spiritual heights. It helps us appreciate our time and spend it more wisely. There will always be ups and downs –  you need to realize that everything in life happens for a reason and you need to appreciate both rainy and sunny days in order to grow as an individual. Practicing mindfulness is a way of achieving a state of mind where we can enjoy our life to the fullest and as such, it is the perfect gift you can give to yourself.

The best things in life are free – having a good laugh with your friends, being healthy, and being surrounded by people who love you are some of the best gifts out there. Think about the suggestions mentioned above and decide what you’re going to give yourself this year – hopefully, you’ll have them all at one point in your life!

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.